Vehicle is a 06 F150 FX4 screw with console shifter.
Current setup is: old Eaton Diamond Audio 5.25 drivers in the stock door location with LPG silk dome tweets in the stock location. Those are powered by a JL Audio 300/4 off channels 1&2.
Sub is JL Audio 10" Stealthbox powered by a Obam OB1200M cheap ass amp I swapped a Memphis 500D with my son so he could better power his 10W6. The 10" in the stealthbox is a DVC 6 ohm, why they put 6 ohm woofers in those back then (2005 when the stealthbox was new) I have no idea. I have it wired parallel for 3ohms since the amp is stable down to 2 ohms at 500w.
I just bought 2 Diamond Audio M56.1 6.5 woofers and the M5X3 xovers that will allow me to go 3 way passive with my existing M5 xovers. The 5.25" DATs I have are the predecessors to the M55.1 so they should be a good match. I'll bi-amp the M5X3 from the JL 300/4. Ch. 1&2 for the midrange & tweets. Ch. 3&4 for the mid bass.
My plan is to take the 5.25s out of the doors and put the 6.5s in their place. I "think" the best place to relocate the 5.25 would be in the kick panels. If so I will design an enclosure myself. I can't justify spending $160 or so for flimsy enclosures from QLogic.
Should I relocate my tweet into that same enclosure? I realize you need to keep the tweet and the midrange close. But I've also seen where guys have mounted tweets all alone in the A-Pillers.
Does anyone have a better suggestion for a mounting locations for the 5.25 mid range?
Should I keep the midrange in the door and build enclosures for the 6.5s in the kick panel area? I've read that's not a good idea but I'd like to know why. Where I read that didn't really give a clear reason.
Re: 3 Way Passive Speaker Relocation or Location Help
Finally finished my 3 way passive install this weekend. Ended up buying the Qlogic kickpanel enclosures for the 5 1/4s. Put the 6.5s in the door. Imaging improved dramatically. But I'm really impressed with how much the soundstage moved forward and up.